Kante fit to start in Lampard's EPL debut against Man Utd

EPL By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 11/08/2019

N'Golo Kante is fit to start against Manchester United as Frank Lampard prepared for his Premier League debut as a manager at the Old Trafford following the exit of Maurizio Sarri.

New signing Christian Pulisic is also set for his debut after a good show in their pre-season friendly games. Lampard is expected to field both Kante nad Pulisic against Manchester United following the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, the USA international will play from the left wing.

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Lampard will opt for a 4-2-3-1 formation, it has been his ideal formation during the preseason and from all point of view, it seems the former Chelsea midfielder will stick to the same formation against Manchester United.

Kepa Arrizabalaga will maintain his spot as the goalkeeper of the team, Antonio Rudiger is out due to injury and David Luiz has left for Arsenal which means Chelsea will go for the partnership of Andreas Christensen and Kurt Zouma, who is back after a successful loan spell at Everton. Cesar Azpilicueta is the obvious pick at right-back for Lampard, while Emerson Palmieri is likely to pip Marcos Alonso at left-back.

Jorginho and Kante will be the two holding midfielders and above them is Pedro, Ross Barkley and Pulisic in the attacking midfield position while Tammy Abraham will be the number nine as a lone striker.